Dolphins’ Young caps strong meet at El Pomar

It all came back to training for Logan Young.

Sunday at the El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College, the Grand Junction Dolphins swimmer finished off his Western Slope Long Course Championships by winning the boys 400-meter freestyle in 4:56.82.

“I haven’t missed a practice all summer, and I’ve been training for this,” Young said. “It was a pretty good weekend.”

Young said he took time off every race he swam, and helped prepare himself for the Colorado Long Course Championships next weekend at El Pomar.

Young said he’s swimming the 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle at the state meet.

“It’s going to be very tense, because for most of us, it’s the biggest meet of the season,” Young said. “It’s our last chance to go fast, and go all out.”

Young’s performance helped the Dolphins finish third as a team with 1,433 points.

The Montrose Marlins took the team title with 2,248.50 points. Team Sopris of Glenwood Springs finished second with 1,584.50.

Daniel Hurford helped push Montrose to the team title after the 11-year-old finished with 112 individual points. Sunday, Hurford took the boys 11-12 50 freestyle in 31.28. The Dolphins’ Samuel Jordan finished second in the event in 33.22.

Hurford also won the 50 butterfly in 34.60.

Other top boys swims from Sunday included the Dolphins’ Carlos Matthews winning the 13-14-year-old 100 freestyle in 1:00.73. Matthews also took the 13-14 100 butterfly in 1:09.16.

Carl Sallee of Durango won the boys 100 butterfly in 1:07.02, with Craig’s Matt Hulstine finishing second in 1:09.84.

Teale Kitson of Durango took the boys 100 freestyle in 58.96. Grand Junction’s Tyler Fair finished second in 1:00.56.

On the girl’s side, Tesse Maciejko of Gunnison won the girls 100 freestyle in 1:03.72.

Kelcie Gerson of Aspen won the 400 freestyle in 4:58.73. Grand Junction’s Taylor Kidd came in third in the 400 freestyle, finishing in 5:13.79.

Hunter Gentry of Montrose won the 9-10-year-old 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, finishing the back in 1:34.96 and the breast in 1:44.23.

The Colorado Long Course Championships begin Friday at El Pomar Natatorium.


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